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  • How This Postdoc Found a Position Right for Her

    • Nov 7, 2023

    A postdoctoral fellow reflects on how she approached searching for a postdoc position that would help her achieve what she was looking for in terms of her research growth, mentorship, and support network.

  • Five Tips for Becoming Better Science Communicators

    • Nov 2, 2023

    When scientists communicate effectively about their research, science thrives. Read this article to understand how making our science digestible to nonscientists helps people understand the wider relevance of science in society.

  • Six Foundations of A Successful Mentoring Relationship

    • Oct 24, 2023

    Mentorship is critical to a scientist’s career, whether you’re a mentor, a mentee, or both. Follow the advice below to help you set expectations and establish a healthy power dynamic for your own mentor-mentee relationship.

  • How to Find the Right Mentors & Ask for Career Advice

    • Oct 16, 2023

    Receiving sound career advice and mentorship is all about bridging connections, communicating well, and knowing what you want. Watch experts share how to approach people for career guidance and form successful formal or informal mentoring relationships.

  • Ways to Advocate for Science Throughout Your Career

    • Oct 9, 2023

    In this recording of the Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2018, advocates from across the field share how they build their present advocacy activities on past ones, find ways to advocate throughout the day, and communicate how their research improves lives.

  • Career Skills Toolkit: Designing Effective Science Presentations

    • Oct 3, 2023

    To help you design an impactful talk, SfN has created a toolkit on the three overarching elements of successful science presentations: structure/narrative, visual aids, and delivery.

  • For Women By Women: Tips for Success in Science

    • Sep 25, 2023

    While rates have improved in recent years, women are still underrepresented in the highest levels of scientific fields. In this list, successful women in science talk about what helped them succeed.

  • The Advice I would Give Myself Early in My Career

    • Sep 18, 2023

    What would you tell your former self? Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

  • How I Approached My Lab Move

    • Sep 11, 2023

    Every neuroscientist makes transitions for different reasons. Read this article to learn if it might be the right time for you.

  • 'Beyond the Lab' With a Medical Writer

    • Sep 7, 2023

    Leah Potter is a medical writer for Synchrogenix. Potter talks about her path from Vanderbilt, and how her PhD experience prepared her for a career in medical writing.

  • Rewards and Challenges of a Faculty Career at a Teaching Focused Institution

    • Aug 28, 2023

    While each institution and department is unique, faculty who build their careers at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), experience some common rewards and challenges, many of which I’ve observed first-hand. Here’s what a faculty career at an undergraduate institution can look like.

  • A Beginners Guide to Networking

    • Aug 24, 2023

    Everywhere you go, you continuously build your personal and professional network. In fact, one conversation today could become a career connection down the road. Build trusting, intentional relationships in your day-to-day interactions in order to advance your career now and in the future.

  • The Benefits of Outreach - Strengthen Your CV, Discover Your Interests, and Broaden Your Community

    • Aug 14, 2023

    Learn how to make yourself a stronger job candidate, consider career paths you may not have thought of, connect with like-minded scientists, and find work-life balance in this interview with Samantha Baglot.

  • How to Publish papers for a Successful Academic Career

    • Aug 7, 2023

    Being a researcher is exciting and incredibly fulfilling. It can also be challenging, especially as funding, jobs in academia, and tenure are harder to secure. Read this article to learn how to be proactive and intentional about publishing.

  • Finding Work-Life Balance One Task at a Time

    • Jul 24, 2023

    Learn how Bianca Jones Marlin balanced the birth of her son during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City and being called to the frontlines to advocate for the Black community as the tensions of racism in America rose.

  • Why Conversation & Community are Important to Stopping Bias

    • Jul 17, 2023

    Lionel Rodriguez is a neuroscience PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins. In this interview, Lionel discusses dealing with implicit bias and imposter syndrome. As a Gay, Latinx scientist, he also gives his hopes for the future of approaching discussions of equitable treatment and inclusion of historically marginalized communities in STEM.

  • Tips On Mentoring The Next Generation

    • Jul 11, 2023

    How can mentors best adapt their advice to a changing field and prepare the next generation of neuroscientists? Experts in this video share their thoughts.

  • How to Create a Job Post That Attracts Candidates That You Want to Hire

    • Jul 5, 2023

    If communicating all the information a job seeker needs in a job post feels too time-consuming, the good news is it can be broken down into just a few elements. Here is an outline to help you craft the perfect job post from beginning to end.

  • – Advice for Your Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

    • Jun 28, 2023

    In this video, get advice on how to figure out if a summer undergraduate research program may be right for you, including how to approach your applications and time throughout the program.

  • Thinking About Advocating? Here is How To Start

    • Jun 20, 2023

    If you’re interested in advocating for science but are waiting to have more time in your career, or you don’t know where to find groups that can show, this advice from three scientist-advocates from across the career spectrum will help you get started.